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Nov 18, 2009 5:30pm EST
, two months away, will not be met. president obama has confirmed the commitment that he made so publicly came to office will not be fulfilled in time. jonathan beall is at guantanamo bay. >> the reason for the delay is still filtering through. we do not know if the detainees have been informed, but the military commanders are aware. it does not come as a huge surprise because they know that president obama wanted to close it. they know there has been a huge obstacle in the way, the biggest one, where the put the detainees instead? there are still 200. where will they go, where will they be tried? these questions are still to be resolved. it is interesting to note there has been, we are told, an improvement in the mood, that there are less attacks on guards and that 70% of detainees are allowed to live communally for 20 hours per day. that is in part because they know that it is closure of the camp, they know the decision will be made about the future. we're still in the dark as to what will happen to the detainees. five will be transferred. it will be transferred to a federal co
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Nov 5, 2009 12:00pm EST
the political wave president obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for republicans to raise money, recruit candidates, and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party hedges -- heads into next year's midterm elections." there was something riding on last night, yes? >> yes, there was. this helps the republican party. it helps them raise money. it helps them recruit candidates. it helps them get good attention. i think people should be careful about saying, because a republican one in virginia and new jersey, that means republicans will do really well next year. it could be true. it could not be true. it is a help for the party. tavis: i agree with you on your statement just now. was last night in any way instructive and informative for democrat? >> there are two things i would watch for, just glimmers' or cans. one is in depend -- glimmers or hints. one is independent voters. barack obama won the support of independent voters. what happened last night is a lot of independent voters swung over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both states. there was evid
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Nov 16, 2009 5:30pm EST
now "bbc world news." >> barack obama says the u.s. and china can cooperate, delivering an important message about free speech. the drugs were brings one of the deadliest days in mexico. a warning from the un to feed the growing world population, we may need to triple aid for agriculture. welcome to bbc world news. coming up later -- on the road again, this time to promote memoirs, sarah palin dishes the dared, but is there more than just plugging a book? an unusual exhibit with an important message. >> president obama's visit to china is arguably the most significant trip yet. he stressed the u.s. and china need not be adversaries, that the world would benefit from cooperation. live on tv and online, he has told chinese students that free speech is a universal right. from beijing -- >> he is here to say america out welcomes the rise of a new power in the east. barack obama once china as a partner, not a rival. today, he took his message direct to china's people, something it china's leaders never do. a public forum with students in shanghai. the white house wanted it is shown live o
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Nov 24, 2009 5:30pm EST
discussed it. our policy was to stay away from that end of the spectrum. >> president obama calls india and indefensible allied. he welcomes its prime minister to the white house. >> a state of emergency and the philippines after the massacre of 46 politicians and the journalists. welcome to." broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a new power struggle. a south african townships a legal fight for the right to affordable energy. and the royal return, queen elizabeth visits of bermuda, britain's oldest colony to commemorate 400 years of british settlement. >> there is one constant between the queen and prince and that is bermuda's most famous article of clothing. bermuda shorts. ♪ >> hello to you here in london. the long-awaited inquiry into the iraq war is underway. in the first day of evidence, some influential figures in the american government emerged. talking about saddam hussein two years before the invasion. british officials consider the option in a secret document of a man in a surge of the hearings that he will try to provide definitive answers on w
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Nov 25, 2009 5:30pm EST
now "bbc world news." >> president obama will go to the climate changed conference in copenhagen with a promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions. israel proposes temporary restrictions on expanding settlements but they don't apply to east jerusalem. the iraq inyearry days before the invasion, now intelligence raises doubts about saddam hussein's program. >> welcome to viewers around the globe. coming up later for you, the recession winners. meet the workers retraining for the new job market. >> my husband and i decided to look at it like this is an opportunity. when in your life do you get to really choose what career past you are following? >> and standing up to the godfather. the island of sicily launches anti-mafia package holidays. >> hello. he will go briefly to the copenhagen climate summit, and today president obama announced the commitments on greenhouse gases he will take with him. he palace pledged to cut carbon emissions by 17% by "20/20." it reverses the policy of the bush administration, and in the current state of american politics, it is risky. it is enough when wor
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Nov 7, 2009 12:30am EST
that our economy will recover. >> today's numbers are further proof that the obama economic policies are a failure. gwen: cool optimism and hot pessimism on display as the unemployment rate makes a sudden jump. nervousness at the ballot box too as obama democrats in two big states go down to defeat. >> there is some little sadness. gwen: will the election results rattle the health care debate on capitol hill? >> we're right on the brink of passing historic legislation to provide quality, affordable, accessible health care for all americans. >> not one republican will vote for this bill. gwen: and will violence at home -- >> an individual jumped up on a desk and started shooting weapons. gwen: and abroad -- gwen: change the course in afghanistan? >> it is not just the u.s. that is being tested in afghanistan, nor is it just britain. it is the whole international community. gwen: covering the week, jackie calmes of the "new york times. james barnes of "national journal. ceci connolly of "the washington post. and martha raddatz of abc news. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excell
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Nov 23, 2009 12:35pm EST
looked and hoped for obama would do the same thing. incredibly charismatic figure, that he could come to washington and overcome all of the forces of paralysis. and i think that disappointment you are seeing now among obama voters, you can see it creeping into a lot of the commentary is a concern, a deep worry that oh my god, maybe, and i say this with great sadness, he can't trump the system. >> rose: as good as he is, he can't. >> the forces of paralysis are just weighing him down. what are those forces, it is one of the things that really interest me today. first of all money and politics which is now so big that politicians either have to spend their time raising it or spend their time running from people who have got it and are trying to force things on to them no matter how small their interests are. second you've got the gerrymandering of political districts now that are so scientific that as they say politicians can to you choose their voters, not the other way around. you've got a cable television universal that really fractures the political spectrum and empowers some
PBS
Nov 2, 2009 12:00pm EST
the scenes look at barack obama's historic race for the white house. norton is the producer of the much-anticipated documentary about the barack obama campaign called "by the people." also, marcus roberts. after losing his eyesight at age 5 marcus taught himself how to play piano and now fronts his own jazz trio. marcus roberts perform a song from his new c.d.. we're glad you've joined us. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to building stronger communities and relationships because with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide nationwide proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance -- working to improve financial literacy and the empowerment that comes with it. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome edward norton back to this program. the two-time oscar nominee has moved behind the camera for his much-anticipated film about the ascendancy of barack obama to the wh
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Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
wednesday: the lead story: president obama announces he'll go to the global climate summit, while a new study shows cutting emissions will make people healthier. judy woodruff and ray suarez have our coverage. then, after the other news of the day, margaret warner explores the military options for the u.s. in afghanistan. paul solman reports on the gold rush of 2009, as the value of the dollar plummets. >> if you're worried about inflation, if you're worried about the u.s. government not being able to pay its debt, if you're worried about worrying >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown gets the latest on toyota's recall of more than four million cars and trucks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. ♪ >>
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Nov 4, 2009 6:00pm EST
report. >> reporter: one year after the voters of new jersey and virginia helped elect barack obama president, they reversed course last night, handing their states' top jobs to republicans. national g.o.p. chairman michael steele said today his party has found its voice again. >> as recently as a couple of >> the republican renaissance has begun. it has begun in earnest, in which we put our faith in the hopes and dreams of the american people to rebuild our economy from the bottom up, not the big deficit spending plans and policies of the politicians in washington or our state capitals. >> reporter: virginia republicans, including former attorney general bob mcdonnell, swept the night-- mcdonnell by a nearly 20-point margin over democratic state senator creigh deeds. >> eight months ago, i applied for the job of governor of virginia. tonight, you have hired me. thank you! ( applause ) >> reporter: president obama campaigned repeatedly for both deeds in virginia and new jersey governor jon corzine, but it wasn't enough to sway independent voters, especially in virginia. still, white
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Nov 2, 2009 5:30pm EST
but leaves a mess of questions unanswered. president obama has spoken to president karzai isaiah about corruption and about writing a new cheapter. the latest from washington in a moment. first this from kabul. >> it's cost millions of pounds and dozens of lives to get to this moment and it came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of kabul. >> we declare that mr. hamid karzai, which got the majority of votes in the first round and he is the only candidate for the second round of elections for afghanistan in 2009, be declared the elected president of afghanistan. >> the heads of the election board was besieged with questions about fraud, corruption, and how a man who won less than half the vote could be president again. >> are you not embarrassed by the way this is being conducted? >> why? >> because you've been forced to withdraw a second round. >> that was our duty. the constitution [inaudible]. >> world leaders have rushed to congratulate hamid karzai. but he emerges weaker than ever. in charge of a country more divided and dangerous than at any point in the last eight yea
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Nov 11, 2009 12:35pm EST
last eight years before president obama took office. we have social security problems coming on but the financial crisis turbo charged things with all the debt wes took on all the stimulus to fight the crisis. >> rose: and the problem is we lack the political will to do what? >> we lack the political whether to cut spending. the democrats want to tax 5% of the people to pay for everything, the republicans don't want to tax anyone. a lot of our expenditures are not very flexible. they're things like defense, interest payments, old age entitlement payments and maybe 75% of it. we need to raise taxes significantly. and if the world looks at us and sees we're not willing to do it, they're going to charge higher interest rates. it hasn't hit yet, but that moment will come. >> rose: you say we're tending to do this and that moment will come. in the next five years? ten years? this s this moment of truth for the united states economic system going to come... >> well, things are hard to call but my sense is five to ten years. >> rose: we have five to ten years to do something about the defi
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
wraps up president obama's asia trip, and jeffrey brown assesses the eight-day, four-nation tour. judy woodruff updates the fort hood massacre as defense secretary gates calls for a military-wide review. >> it's really focussed more on where we are today and looking ahead, what can we do to prevent something like this from happening again. >> lehrer: and at the end of the program, jeffrey brown comes back with a profile of a chinese american pipa player. >> i'm in new york's chinatown where we'll talk to a musician finding a new place in the modern world for an ancient instrument. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. monsanto. producing more. conserving more. improving farmers' lives. tha
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Nov 21, 2009 3:30am EST
atrocities as the obama administration of doing. -- guilty of the same thing as charles says the obama administration is guilty of doing. >> what is its civilian court first khalid sheik mohammed -- why is it civilian court for ksm? >> if you can lay out the evidence -- this guy was not admitting in open court that he did this, but when all over guantanamo saying that he did this. if you have a trial that shows the world that the calculated disregard for life that he was responsible for, you may in a system of justice that is a model of something to show the world. >> how do you keep waterboarding out of this truck is prejudicial? -- out of this trial is prejudicial? >> i don't think you can. charles is trying to apply logic something that doedefies logic. it is about the symbolism. in this complicated or whatever, we are holding on to a little shred of the -- rule of the. this complicated war on terror, we are hold onto a little shred of rule law. >> if the idea is to show the world the superiority of our system and rule of law, how can you have eric holder asked in the hearing what i
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Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
: as president obama struggles over afghanistan, echoes of his dilemma from the anguish of another president four decades ago. >> not a damn human thinks that 50,000 or 100,000 or 150,000 are going to end that war. >> moyers: stay tuned. >> from our studios in new york, bill moyers. >> moyers: welcome to the journal. our country wonders this weekend what is on president obama's mind. he is apparently, about to bring months of deliberation to a close and answer general stanley mcchrystal's request for more troops in afghanistan. when he finally announces how many, why, and at what cost, he will most likely have defined his presidency, for the consequences will be far- reaching and unpredictable. as i read and listen and wait with all of you for answers, i have been thinking about the mind of another president, lyndon b. johnson. i was 30 years old, a white house assistant, working on politics and domestic policy. i watched and listened as l.b.j. made his fateful decisions about vietnam. he had been thrust into office by the murder of president john f. kennedy on november 22, 1963- 4
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Nov 17, 2009 12:00pm EST
tavis: good evening from los angeles. i'm tavis smiley. president obama is very near a decision on the u.s. voment for the u.s. troops in afghanistan. can the troops impact afghanistan as much as they did iraq. joining us is dan senor. he is out new with a book about the economic turnaround of israel called "start-up nation." also new york times columnist gail collins is here. she became the first woman named editor over the new york times editorial page. her new book looks at the last 50 years of women's history in the country. it is called "when everything changed." we're glad you could join us. dan senor and columnist gail collins coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better, but mostly we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships because with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance working to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. ♪ nationwide is on
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Nov 11, 2009 12:00pm EST
program. i saw your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed innocent people, as terrorists do. it was indiscriminate. and so, i am proud the president went down to fort hood, and i appreciate him going. these are his troops that were killed and wounded, and they are america's friends, and we love them, and we appreciate them and
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Nov 11, 2009 5:30pm EST
., president obama led commemorations just as he vowed to send more u.s. troops to afghanistan. he attended the veterans day ceremony, and the white house said four options are under consideration, all involving more troops. there was no direct reference to afghanistan or iraq. mr. obama later visited the national cemetery in arlington. he paid tribute to those killed in conflicts past and present. >> behind me are the words of our first commander in chief. when we assume the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen. just as the contributions that our servicemen and women make to this nation do not and when they take off their uniforms, neither do our obligations to them. when we fulfill those obligations, we're not just keeping faith with our veterans, we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice, upon which this republic was founded. >> president obama at arlington cemetery. >>> protests in iran over the decision by the college of oxford university to set up a scholarship in the name of an iranian student killed during a protest. in tehran, a small group of wome
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Nov 4, 2009 12:00pm EST
the case around the fact that there are a lot of folks in the obama white house now involved in this process who were a part of the deregulation that got us in the this mess in the first place. i'll let you tell the story. >> well, exactly right now, for example, one of the key economic advisors is larry summers. he was treasury secretary back in 1999 and that was very important year. almost coming up on the 109 anniversary of the repeal of -- the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the glass-steagall act. he is in the white house now and he came on the heels of -- summers did of robert rubin who was a treasury secretary under president bill clinton who happened to be a c.e.o. before that and used to work for goldman sachs so there is a switchover into this very important administrative position for a treasury scare secretary to do that and both of them had the idea you had to regulate the banks and mix these commercial banks and investment banks together in order to be competitive in the global economy and that the u.s. would fall behind if that wasn't the case and the result we
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Nov 10, 2009 12:35pm EST
introduced a video message from president barack obama. >> together let us keep the light of freedom burning bright for all who live in the darkness of tierney and believe in hope for brighter days. >> the hour-long interview took place at the famous hotel add lon in the shadow of the brandenburg gate. it was a wide-ranging conversation that began with the legacy of the wall. she also spoke about iran, afghanistan, and pakistan, and her upcoming trip to china with president obama. here is that conversation. >> rose: thank you for joining us. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: at this historic time in this historic city, where were you when you heard the news that the berlin wall had come down? >> i was in arkansas and bill and i were living in the governor's mansion in arkansas. and i remember watching the news coverage which that time was pretty... much more limited than it is today, over and over again and talking with not only my husband but lots of friends about what this meant. because i'm a child of the cold war. i remember those duck-and-cover drills that we did in school to protect ours
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Nov 11, 2009 6:00pm EST
newshour this wednesday the lead story, somber ceremonies on veterans day as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. kwame holman has our coverage >> we call this a holiday, but for many veterans it's another day of memories will that drive them to live their lives each day as best as they possibly can. >> lehrer: then, after the other news of the day. jeffrey brown examines proposals for more regulation of banks and other fancial institutions. gwen ifill looks at 10 states in budget trouble. plus, two takes on post traumatic stress disorder. betty ann bowser tells the story of a marine and his family coping with the illness... >> the say it's, sounds, smells-- anything can trigger it. can gets a hold of you and won't let you go and just controls you. >> lehrer: and judy woodruff talks to mental health professionals who have counseled returning troops major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what i
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
five years, to trade up to a new one. president obama is now expected to sign the $24 billion package as early as tomorrow. and for more about the benefits christine owens, executive director of the national employment law project, a nonprofit center that works with the unemployed. owens, it's rare for a mesh tkwraour pass with such lopsided margins in both the house and senate, but let's take one step back. was there controversy, resistance, much debate before these final votes? >> there was not a lot of controversy or debate about the need to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. there was an attempt to add extraneous amendments to this legislation and that's what held it up for more than a month. it was introduced in the senate a month ago but the other amendments that was that there was an atoeplt add and the filibuster or the need to get 60 votes to move ahead on this is what held it up. >> brown: hubs of thousands are already out of benefits. over a million more were facing the expiration in coming weeks. what was the consequence... what would be the consequences o
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Nov 2, 2009 12:35pm EST
out, you know, say oga, obama has finally got, you know -- say what it is. finally go after your opponent. because if you don't, you know, go after them, they are going to kill you. >> rose: so that is your message to him today. he needs to get tough with his opponents. >> yeah. >> rose: is your point. >> yeah. >> rose: his critics. >> yes, you know, i just think, you know, there are some enemies who won't go away. no matter what you do. all these people want to keep medicine expensive. >> rose: ah. so it is about that. >> yes, yeah. >> rose: these are insurance companies and -- medical establishment or -- >> temp is, you know, you know, they want to keep auliffe as long as possible because when you disappear there is no more money coming in from you. >> rose: so there is too much -- too much services in the last year an too many thieves to be gained in the last year. >> yeah, i mean. >> rose: that's it in a nutshell. >> yeah, we should all die cheaply. >> rose: how do we die cheaply by not having the advantage of all the modern machines. >> yes and it's not appropriate for this
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Nov 25, 2009 2:00am EST
: times were different now. many americans were demanding change. >> the obama administration had done its own polling and seen that there was deep anger and hostility out in the country towards credit cards. and the administration knew that this would be an easy political target. >> bergman: people are angry out there, right? >> yeah, justifiably angry. i mean, the system failed them. >> bergman: timothy geithner is the secretary of the treasury. >> you know, we can't tell the american people that we're going to forget the damage caused by this and leave this system basically as it was. we're not going to do that. >> bergman: but even with the new political realities, it would still be a big battle to get the legislation passed. >> i didn't even know whether it was going to get out of committee. industry people were coming up, "oh, carolyn," you know, "we'll work with you on other things." they were basically saying, "we know we've won, you've lost." everybody was smiles. >> bergman: in the end, the law made it through congress. it makes it more difficult for credit card companie
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Nov 17, 2009 7:00pm EST
is the same. the obama administration has replaced president bush's corporate fraud task force with a new "financial fraud enforcement task force." attorney general eric holder says much of the old group's work will continue, including dozens of probes into crime on wall street. but the new task force will also take on mortgage fraud and other financial crimes. >> the investigations that were under way continue. there are new investigations that have been launched, obviously can't talk about anything that is ongoing. but our focus is on all the places where we find or possibly can find fraud. whether it's on wall street, in the housing industry. the full breadth of those activities that led to at least in mart helped to bring about the financial criess that we are dealing with is the scope of this task force. >> suzanne: holder also weighed in on the government's recent loss in its case against two bear stearns hedge fund managers charged with fraud. he says the justice department is analyzing why a jury recently acquitted the men. >> paul: wall street retreated this morning on prof
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Nov 10, 2009 12:00pm EST
team -- folk now running the team for obama are the same who did that deregulation in the first place m >> well, right, the people at the scene of the crime are still on the police force. you're going to have a hard time with that. there is a regulatory portion where you need to be minding the store and we weren't properly and you have wall street. let's not let them off the hook because clearly they were taking advantage of the rules to the extent there were rules left. we talked about this before, tavis. the thing that needs to change more than anything is we need to make sure the banks are regulated in a way that they actually have money in the bank. one of the problems that happened over all these years is that for every dollar they were handing out they were able to keep less in the bank. there was no rainy day fund or anything like that. that would solve ail lot of other problems. you hear about the huge bonuses on wall street. huge disconnect on this in america. how is it possible we saved them and they're making all this money in if you told them they needed to take that
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Nov 4, 2009 12:35pm EST
" magazine, he's deeply involved in president obama's ambitious domestic agenda as well. that includes health care, energy policy and entitlement reform. he's focus tong country's long-term fiscal health. the administration recently released projections showing deficits growing by $9 trillion over the next ten years. speaking at new york university earlier today, peter orszag said the government is permitted to putting the country back on firm fiscal footing. i'm pleased to have him back at this table to tell us how they're going to do that. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> rose: everywhere we go, whoever we talk to, says in the end on main street, on wall street, among foreign leaders who stop at this table they worry about the deficit. does america have too much debt that it cannot bring the political will to do something about it. >> rose: well, let's realize we actually have two deficits. one is the fiscal deficit this which we need to bring down, but we also have this g.d.p. deaf which we are trying to work our way out of. >> rose: explain the g.d.p. deficit meaning. >> there'
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Nov 17, 2009 10:00pm EST
sympathy for neda and the protestors. >> ( translated ) about this woman who was killed, and obama, who sheds crocodile tears for her and the west makes a star out of her, any wise person who sees this film would understand this was done by rioters and protestors. >> narrator: fars news blamed a bbc correspondent, saying he'd staged the death for a documentary. then, they said neda was still alive and living in greece. >> ( translated ) in this report, we are trying to study neda agha soltan's death from a different angle. >> narrator: in this state television documentary, witnesses were identified and marched back to the scene of the murder. here, neda's music teacher was made to conform his story to the official version. >> narrator: it was now up to the other key witness who had seen the basiji at the scene to speak. >> every life, a moment comes that the integrity of some person would be tested, and i realized on that day this was the moment in my life that i had to choose whether to keep myself safe or prove my integrity. >> pictures of the death of neda soltan have appalled people
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Nov 24, 2009 12:00pm EST
bodies to be celebrated. when barack obama got elected, it is putting a different spin on what is fashion and beauty. talk to me about your own journey as a black woman, having this body, the way it is crafted and constructed, appreciated and not ridiculed. >> that is a lot of problems that i ran into, which rode into the book, "on the line." people would say, well, she is booked. honestly, it does not matter how much weight i lose, i will never be size to. i'll always have these giant boobs and is great big tush, this is just too i am. there are so many people out there who have this type of body type. i think it is important for you to excel with what you have and be you and love who you are. there were a lot of times where i would look in the mirror and say, my legs are too fat, but it is important for me to let everyone know that everyone has these feelings and those moments, but i also realize this is who i am. tavis: one of the things that seems to me that you and your sister have done with these body types is to redefine the women's game in terms of the technicality. not un
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Nov 7, 2009 12:00am EST
dropped out, believing that this runoff would be as corrupt as the old one. >> barack obama has a problem. >> that is an understatement. >> he has an afghan government that is an on were the partner. -- unworthy partner. cricket, corrupt, involved in that -- corporate, corrupt, involved in the -- crooked, corrupt, involved in the heroin business. yes to make a decision about what general mcchrystal has recommended. all indications are that we will see something along the lines of mcchrystal lite. >> it reminds me of 1972 in south vietnam when the president ran for reelection and the was no one to run against him. he is the one, the only one. >> prime minister gordon brown made clear that the british troops -- >> a single military officer -- sound familiar? >> certain tests have to be met and probably cannot be met by this afghan government -- corruption and openness and reform. i think it is a way of great britain leaving afghanistan. >> gordon brown said this weekend that he is not leaving, that they cannot end their commitment there and walk away. >> election 2009. >> it is very
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Nov 13, 2009 12:35pm EST
>> charlie: welcome to the broadcast. we begin with a new documentary about president obama produced by the actor edward norton and the writers are amy rice and alicia sams. >> it's not about how much of obama do we get to see but the movement and the structure of the campaign and the internal piece of that history that's now occurred which is he got elected. >> be the i bought his book and i read it and you know, he has an incredible story and a thought, wow, this guy could be the first african-american president and i thought it would make a great documentary. >> there was almost a serendipity to the campaign and it occurred within him and -- it was the right campaign for the right person at the right time and there's like an elegant simplicity to it all and a genius behind it. >> charlie: and the basketball coach from the university of north carolina, roy williams. >> i loved going on the road. i love having the majority of people not being for us, cheering against us. the national championship game this year in detroit with us against michigan state, 72,000 people and 7,
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Nov 19, 2009 12:00pm EST
. we know what happened. we were just ahead of our time. and you notice that he looks like obama, sam complexion, same attitude. it was fun. -- same complexion, same attitude. it was fun. i am sorry that richard and not live long enough to see this. we knew it would happen. tavis: first question, that sketch was part of a show on nbc that richard on a state with four episodes. after the fourth episode, he walked. >> we had a special for five. tavis: why was he not happy about that? >> it was a lot of pressure on richard, and he was doing drugs and he was like him then, cornered. the creativity part of it was fun, but the pressure of being funny and being brilliant, that is a lot of pressure. tavis: he felt trapped? >> i am glad that you know, it was richard, it was not nbc. the suits, they love this. they are like vampires before richard came around. now they could get up and suck the blood. they made all the decisions, you can say this and that. they had a life. they could reap their power. there were loving every bit of it. if it was up to the executive producers and the people of n
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Nov 17, 2009 5:30pm EST
, some have seen president obama's trip to china as going to see his banker. they spent two hours together to agree to cooperate on the climate change, economic problems, and nuclear proliferation. no breakthroughs. >> side-by-side, america's president and china's. a superpower and its rising rival. ♪ they are increasingly block instead, their economies in twined. they said the challenges can only be tackled if they work together. these two nations, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases agreed to push for climate change in copenhagen next month. >> much still separates them, too. president obama is easy with a free press, but china is not. no questions were allowed. >> our aim in the copenhagen is not a political declaration but rather an accord that covers all of the issues in the negotiations and has immediate of fax. >> he then raised the sensitive subject of >>tibet. the chinese president hinted at chinese irritation that america is trying to protect its markets. >> i stressed to president obama that our two countries need to oppose and reject protectionism in all
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Nov 20, 2009 8:30pm EST
they're going to take a lot of the same campaign techniques that got president barack obama elected, a grounds war, an air war, a lot of use of surrogates to go out and bolster these members of congress who are willing to sort of stick their own next out for the president. >> karen, if just getting this procedural vote is kind of the perils of pauline right down to the wire, and we're learning about some senators we never heard of before who apparently have particular things they're asking for, does that mean that the rest of this process for two months -- that any time they want to get anything in or out of this bill it's going to be that question of can you get vote 59 or 60? >> and that's why it was so important to see what exactly what in harry reid's bill that he put in front of the senate. because every change is going to take 60 votes. going to have fights over abortion, fights over the government-run public option. there will be fights over how to pay for this thing just coming one after another. >> whether undocumented workers can use their own money to pay for private insu
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Nov 14, 2009 12:30am EST
new york. as the obama administration moves toward closing guantanamo. even after the president narrows and expands his choices on afghanistan. >> i think that we are indeed nearing a decision on this very important topic. gwen: a decision shadowed by the sacrifice of the war's veterans. and of the victims at fort hood. >> fort hood has gotten its breath back. and we continue to move forward. gwen: meanwhile, congress leaves town with another explosive issue on its health care plate. abortion. >> i expect the bill that will be brought it the floor will ensure that no federal funding for abortion. gwen: what are democrats willing to give up to get a health care bill passed? covering the week, pete williams of nbc news. peter baker of "the new york times." tom gjelten of national public radio. and naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, live from our nation's capital this is "washington week with gwen ifill." produced in association with national journal. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know
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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
newshour this tuesday, the lead story-- president obama and chinese president hu talk climate change, nuclear disarmament, and trade. kwame holman has our coverage. after the other news of the day, we'll have some perspective on the rights of chinese citizens. then, gwen ifill runs a debate about the new guidelines for breast cancer screenings. >> the average risk patient is trying to decide, all of a sudden, "what are we going to do? what is my doctor going to do? what is my insurance company going to do?" >> lehrer: and john merrow updates the challenges facing the washington, d.c., schools; and jeffrey brown looks at the rise of hunger in america. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what has made grant thornton a truly global accounting organization, with access to resources in more than 100 countries? is it their global capabilities, or is it their passion for how they serve their clients? grant thornton >> 150 years of financial strength and the experience of an established investment firm have come together. wachovia securities is now wells fargo a
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Nov 18, 2009 12:35pm EST
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast. president obama leaves china tomorrow. we have an assessment of the visit with nick burns, former diplomat jim fallows of the atlantic monthly and elizabeth tack 'nammy of the council on foreign relations. >> the chinese do not like to be isolated. particularly in a power growinging. when we were able to isolate the chinese and get other powers to come along with us, the chinese were more inclined to cooperate. they didn't want to stick out. and the question of iran right now they are not pulling their weight. the russians have their own problems but at least the russians are talking a better game. >> their mantra through the last 50 years has been non-interference as the bedrock of their foreign policy which is very convenient for them to have but they're getting too large technologically to get away from that. >> their focus is as nick was saying on developing their economy and things to get in the way of that. and they want to retain the ability to decide what kind of obligation they're going to assume and they don't like having all the pressur
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Nov 10, 2009 5:30pm EST
. president obama offered personal tributes for the way the victims lived and a service to their country. ♪ >> let's cross to washington, our special correspondent has more. >> before president obama spoke, the army chief of staff said that this of violence was unimaginable. he said it was a kick in the gut for america's armed forces. president obama's tribute was short and simple. this was not the place to look at the motivation of the shooting. he chose to characterize the spasm of violence. >> it might be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy but this much we do now -- no fath justifies these murderous and craven acts, no just got looks upon them with favor. we know that the killer will be met with justice in this world and the next. -- no faith justifies these murderous and craven axed. >> the fbi has its own internal inquiries into the warning signs that could have led to action on the suspect. condemning wars that seemed to him to focus on fellow muslims. the e-mail that he sent to a radical in yemen. there will be public hearings looking for evide
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Nov 30, 2009 6:00pm EST
contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: president obama began filling in key international leaders today on his new war strategy for afghanistan. it was part of the final run-up to his announcement, in a nationally televised address tomorrow night. ray suarez has our lead story report. >> suarez: the president informed his top civilian and military aides of the decision last night, and set in motion a far-reaching overhaul of u.s. policy in afghanistan. the centerpiece is expected to be the deployment of up to 35,000 additional american troops raising the total to some 100,000. the first to go are likely to be 9,000 u.s. marines moving into southern helmand province, a center of taliban resistance. but it's already clear the president faces opposition in congress. vermont independent bernie sanders was on abc yesterday: >> i have a real problem supporting 30,000 or 40,000 more troops and $100 billion more a year for that war on top of what we're spending in iraq. >> suarez: today, white house spokesman robert gibbs said the issue of cost, not on
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Nov 5, 2009 5:30pm EST
for president january 24, it is a serious problem for mr. obama's peace process, isn't it? >> yes, it is a very big blow to the american efforts. now, when president obama came to office, the palestinians were very hopeful that he might be able to bring them independence, but mr. obama failed to bring about a freeze on the construction of jewish settlements, and maybe mr. abbas is thinking now that if is he not -- if mr. obama is not able to achieve that, will he be able to persuade israel to make the painful concessions needed for peace? so i think this is a really strong signal to the americans that making peace with mr. abbas may be difficult, but without him, it will be very much harder >> bethany, many thanks for that. let's move you around the globe more briefly. the u.n.'s yugoslav war crimes court has appointed a lawyer to represent a former bosnian serb leader who has insisted on representing himself but so far has mostly failed to appear complaining that he has too little time to prepare. the next court date is march 1st tsvangirai has bought off the unity government for thr
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Nov 23, 2009 5:30pm EST
the deal mediated by egypt and by germany. president obama is saying he will decide in the coming days whether to attend next month's climate change summit in copenhagen, and he says the u.s. will propose a target for emissions at that meeting. one key player that will definitely be there now believes the political framework for the deal is possible. australia's prime minister kevin rudd spoke to the bbc. >> ahead of the copenhagen summit, australia's prime minister has been asked to be a friend of the chair. that is to say he will be a key negotiator. he is also the leader of the world's leading exporter of coal. he was to be a part of the solution, but his country is a major part of the problem. >> nastia. >> he knows a legally-binding treaty will not be made in copenhagen, but he is hoping for a political agreement. >> there is an enormous and political obligation for this generation of world leaders. the pressure has mounted. i said before we are capable of delivering an agreement. it does not mean it is inevitable we will get there. we are capable of it. i believe there is a
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Nov 3, 2009 12:35pm EST
the united states. tomorrow in washington he meets with president obama. >> the only message that people of religion like myself could give to the world community is to respect everybody. all human beings as created in the image and likeness of god. and to help. jesus christ said whatever you do for my smallest, poorest people, brothers, you are doing to me. so he is, the lord, identifies himself with those people. and whatever we do for them, we do for christ. you can realize our great responsibility. >> rose: an exclusive conversation with his all holiness ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople coming up. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: his all holiness, ecumenical patriarch bartholomew of constantinople, is the primary spiritual leader of the orthodox christian world and the orthodox church, which has 300 million members around the world. it includes the churches of alexandria and jerusalem, russia serbia, romania, bulgaria, georgia, cyprus, greece, poland, albania, the check reap, slovaki
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Nov 14, 2009 3:30am EST
not capable of doing anything, you look at obama not getting anything done. outsiders, people who do not just watch cable tv and enjoy yelling, are wondering what they're doing here. this is a frustrating that they have these stupid sideshows. >> catholic bishops don't think it is stupid. >> i don't think the issue is stupid, but it is a sideshow to the main event. >> i suppose we in the electronic media help because there is so much instant communication and the type of misinformation that people are allowed to get away with on television -- most recently this week, apparently, those of us who watch each other for a living missed the fact that hannity on fox mixed two -- one from the day -- >> jon stewart made fun of him. >> this lack of a disinformation -- i don't know what happened with this voting -- >> it was an interesting thing. republican house members -- a unanimously pro-life party in the house -- the stupak amendment, supported by the pro- life side -- they realize that if it were accepted, the pro- life members of the democratic side would vote for the health bill and it
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Nov 12, 2009 7:00pm EST
>> susie: good evening, everyone. creating jobs for americans is now job number one for president obama. he announced today plans for a white house jobs summit in december with ceos, small business owners, economists, and labor unions. the announcement came just hours after the government reported some encouraging news from the labor front-- the number of u.s. workers filing for jobless benefits last week fell to the lowest level since january. but with the nation's unemployment rate at 10.2%, the president said he's open to new ideas on ways to hire out-of- work americans. >> it's important that we don't make any ill-considered decisions, even with the best of intentions, particularly at a time when our resources are so limited. but it's just as important that we are open to any demonstrably good idea to supplement the steps we've already taken to put america back to work. that's what this forum is about. >> susie: joining us now for more analysis on the president's jobs summit, alec phillips, political analyst at goldman sachs. hi, alec. >> good to be here. >> susie: why the focus on
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